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A George II Walnut Wing Chair
England, 1740

An outstanding and important George II period walnut wing chair of exceptional quality, standing on carved cabriole legs to the front and superb outswept cabriole legs to the rear similarly carved with scrolling acanthus to the knees and feet, the elaborately shaped serpentine rails with moulded mahogany border detail, the centre of the lower seat frame carved with a magnificent concave scrolled shell. The exaggerated wing chair upholstered in magnificent 18th century French bizarre-pattern needlework. The walnut of outstanding colour and patina, exhibiting the finest qualitycarving. English, circa 1740

A related armchair, of lesser quality, with similar shell decoration, is illustrated in English Furniture – The Irwin Untermyer Collection published by Thames & Hudson, 1958, pl. 86

Height 122.00cm (48.03 inches)
Width 84.00cm (33.07 inches)
Depth 75.00cm (29.53 inches)


Reference - N01.01